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Fashion Recap: 2012 SAG Awards Red Carpet


The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night, and as with other award shows, the stars were out on the red carpet, which means we have plenty of fabulous fashion to discuss! Scroll on down to scope out some of the most notable looks from the event:

Top 5 Best-Dressed

Here are my picks for best dressed at this year’s SAG Awards, in no particular order:

Michelle Williams in Valentino

Michelle Williams in Valentino at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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Michelle Williams always rocks demure, vintage-inspired frocks and last night was no exception. Her classic red Valentino gown was adorned with feminine lace detailing and Michelle added some red sandals and a crimson box clutch. What did you think of her head-to-toe red look?

Shailene Woodley in L’Wren Scott

Shailene Woodley in L'Wren Scott at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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The SAG Awards are more laid back than the Golden Globes or Oscars, so I love that The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley chose to wear this really fun, young, and colorful L’Wren Scott gown. The Hawaiian-like print seemed to be a nod to her film’s setting and the baby blue hue with pops of red made a statement. Shailene kept her hair and makeup low-key, in order to let the dress be the focus.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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SAG Award winner Octavia Spencer was one of the first stars I saw on the red carpet last night, but I kept thinking about her silver Tadashi Shoji gown the entire time! The shimmery dress had a great mix of textures — a delicate floral-applique top and super-flattering, silky wrap skirt. Octavia also sported a sleek updo, which really showcased her lovely statement earrings.

Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen

Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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Emma Stone killed it fashion-wise at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago and she once again looked amazing at last night’s ceremony. Her tea-length Alexander McQueen dress channeled Old Hollywood, while the sky-high ankle strap pumps and gold-handled clutch kept the look modern and youthful. Can this girl do no wrong?!

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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This little number from the Givenchy Spring ’12 couture collection had a lot of fashion commentators on the fence, but I for one was in love with this dress. The gown has a kind of edgy-meets-glam vibe and while not everyone could pull off what is essentially a white tank under a mesh top, Zoe did it flawlessly.

Other Notable Ensembles

Although we can’t discuss e-v-e-r-y single look from last night, here are four more celebs that made quite the buzz on the red carpet:

Emily Blunt in Oscar de la Renta

Emily Blunt in Oscar de la Renta at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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How gorgeous is this Oscar de la Renta gown?! Emily Blunt stood out last night in this bright, kelly green frock, which perfectly complemented her coloring. She completed her glam look with with a simple updo, several sparkling bangles and a matching clutch.

Rose Byrne in Elie Saab

Rose Byrne in Elie Saab at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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Rose Byrne took a definite fashion risk on last night’s red carpet with this sleek Elie Saab pantsuit. This was a prime example of a “love it or hate it” kind of look — you either think it’s fabulous or a fashion disaster. We love that she took a risk –  what did you think of Rose’s daring ensemble?

Lea Michele in Versace

Lea Michele in Versace at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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Lea Michele showed off her looong legs last night in a Grecian-style Versace gown. The soft, gray, sculptural dress definitely turned a lot of heads on the red carpet with its thigh-high slit, but I really loved the way Lea toned down the look by wearing her hair down with a simple side part.

Viola Davis in Marchesa

Viola Davis in Marchesa at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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Outstanding Lead Actress winner Viola Davis made a statement on the red carpet in this white Marchesa gown with an ornate golden overlay on the bust. Both shades complemented her skin tone flawlessly and made her positively glow, while her coordinating accessories were the icing on the cake.

Least Favorite Look

As much as we wish they could, not every celeb makes the right fashion choice on the red carpet. Here’s one look that wasn’t a big hit last night:

Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga

Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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Okay, so I’m on the fence with this one: I really liked this simple and chic white Balenciaga gown, but I could NOT get past that weird, chunky choker! It seems like such an odd choice to wear with a halter-neck gown and didn’t match the rest of her look at all. What do you think– did the choker make this look a fashion faux pas or you willing to give Kristen a pass?

Your thoughts?

Now that you know what we think, tell us your opinion. Did you watch the SAG Awards last night? Who wins your pick for best-dressed? Any looks you didn’t like? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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29 Responses to “Fashion Recap: 2012 SAG Awards Red Carpet”

  1. 1
    January 30th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I agree with all of them except for Lea Michele…
    My two favourites are definitely Emily Blunt (amazing dress!!) and Michelle Williams (stunning as always). Oh and Viola Davis was stunning as well!
    I really like that you didn’t include Angelina Jolie in your list – although she made it on many of the best dressed lists I thought she looked tacky.
    As for people not mentioned here, Natalie Portman wore a pretty dress (yet again) and Tilda Swinton’s outfits are always worth mentioning ;)

  2. 2
    January 30th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    yeah, that choker also made me go WTF. but I’m not a fan of Shailene Woodley’s dress either.. too casual/ beach party-ish.

  3. 3
    January 30th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Your top 5 is interesting. I am not a fan of Zoe’s dress. To me it looks as if she is wearing a wife beater underneath her gown. Not really a fan of Shailene’s dress either. My favorites were Michelle Williams, Lea Michele, Angelina Jolie, and Ashely Simpson (suprisingly). I really was not impressed with Emma Stone either, and I usually love her looks.

  4. 4
    January 30th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Loved Lea Michele, Emily Blunt, Michelle Williams, and Viola. Loved the pants suit too, so unique! Shailene is just always sooo boring in her gowns/make-up. No one really did it for me, and I usually adore Emma Stone and Zoe.

  5. 5
    January 30th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I think Dianna Agron deserved to be on the best dressed list she looked stunning. As did Naya Rivera and George Clooney’s gf who i never remember.
    Also, Zoe looked like the gown she was wearing was meant for someone much older and Shailene’s floral print belongs at a beach resort. Just my opinion.

  6. 6
    January 30th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    In my eyes, Emma Stone and Zoe Saldana can do no wrong. They always look beautiful without being boring and unique without being ridiculous.

  7. 7
    January 30th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    LOVE Rose Byrne’s look. So edgy. So chic.


  8. 8
    January 30th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    The bodice of Viola Davis’s dress looks kinda small…hope she didn’t bust out at any point.

  9. 9
    January 30th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I actually wasn’t crazy about the top 5 you listed, but I absolutely love Emily Blunt and Lea Michelle’s looks! I was disappointed with Rose Byrne…he hair looked like she was wearing a bad wig to me! I love that she took a fashion risk, but I wish she rocked a high ponytail or something like that instead.

  10. 10
    January 30th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Diana Argon, Natalie Portman, Sarah Hyland, and Sofia Verga had the best looks in my opinion. I don’t like any of these except for Emily Blunt and Lea Michele.

  11. 11
    January 30th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Like many others, I am not a fan of Shailene Woodley’s dress. I don’t really like the pattern and color combination.

  12. 12
    January 30th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I love the Ellie Saab ensemble!! absolutely adrobs.<3

  13. 13
    January 30th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    OMG. Emma Stone’s look is definitely my favorite. She is workin’ the red carpets so hard this year. And check her clutch! It looks like she’s wearing brass knuckles. BAMF. That is all.

  14. 14
    January 30th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I thought Lea’s dress was Valentino? Not Versace?

  15. 15
    January 30th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Lana – Nope, Lea’s dress was Atelier Versace Fall 2010. (You can see it in the original lookbook here:

  16. 16
    January 30th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I love Kristin Wiig, but she has yet to wear anything on the red carpet that is cute… which is sad, considering everything she wore in Bridesmaids was completely on target and seemed to be similar to her personal style.

  17. 17
    January 30th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I didn’t watch the awards I wish I paid better attention to when it was on I didn’t know! Haha I have a girl crush on Emma Stone but I do LOVE her dress and Michell Willams. I noticed you had all the leading ladies from The Help :) Love it :) Great post!!!! Oh and I think Rose Byrnes outfit was fierce and lovely!

  18. 18
    January 30th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Oh thank you! Whoops I remember reading her twitter about a Valentino dress guess it was another one!

  19. 19
    January 31st, 2012 at 12:11 am

    The Shailene Woodly one is such a toughie. I love the Hawaii-esque print/vibe, that made it playful, but the neckline of that dress was so God awful, I couldn’t get past it. Lea Michele, just summed up the look of a Versace girl though, bold and sexy, but altogether subtle. And I love Kristen Wiig to pieces, but that was not the smartest of accessories…..

  20. 20
    January 31st, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Loved all the looks! Kristen Wiig – gorgeous dress, bad choker! No necklace but statement bracelets would have worked better!

  21. 21
    February 1st, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Stacy Keibler and Sofia Vergara!!

  22. 22
    February 1st, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Viola Davis & Lea Michele looked nice too.

  23. 23
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Love the spring fashion shining through these dresses! Light colors, shorter dresses, aaahhh perfection!

  24. 24
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Michelle looks wonderful.

  25. 25
    March 6th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Lea Michelle’s dress looks very similar to Megan Fox’s dress from the 2011 Golden Globe awards. Although they’re both made by different designers i can’t help be see the resemblance.

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