The end of January brought the 22nd annual SAG Awards, honoring performers in film and television. But for fashionistas it marked the second glimpse of award show dresses after the Golden Globes and before the Academy Awards Feb. 28. From sparkly to sleek and long-sleeved to strapless, check out five of the most memorable gowns of the night.
1. Kiernan Shipka
Shipka looked radiant and age appropriate in a violet and silver brocade Erdem gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and black piping. The “Mad Men” starlet wore the dress as effortlessly as a T-shirt and jeans – quite the feat at only 16 years old. Her look was completed with Dana Rebecca Designs earrings, Irene Neuwirth rings and glowing, natural hair and beauty styles.
2. Saoirse Ronan
Long-sleeved dresses dominated the red carpet at the 2016 SAG Awards and Ronan’s was pale pink perfection. The star of “Brooklyn” donned a romantic rose quartz embroidered Michael Kors Collection gown that was slim-fitting, but not too tight, and its blush shade was beyond flattering on her fair skin. Topped with winged Forevermark diamond earrings and an imperfect updo, her look was refreshingly demure.
3. Emilia Clarke
Seemingly straight out of a storybook, Clarke’s fuchsia Dior Haute Couture dress is what fairytale princesses’ dreams are made of. The “Game of Thrones” actress paired her bright, plunging ball gown with Dior Fine Jewelry earrings and rings. She also let the bold color shine by keeping her hair, makeup and jewelry lovely but minimal.
4. Brie Larson
It’s unusual to find an award show dress that highlights the waist without being a standard princess-ball gown silhouette, but “Room” starlet Brie Larson’s powder-blue Atelier Versace gown did just that. Impeccably tailored without being stiff and featuring Swarovski-covered knots on the right hip, the showstopper aspect of this dress really comes from the back –- which boasts a single bright orange strap.
5. Anna Faris
Everyone loves a knockout red dress and Anna Faris’s unexpected crimson combo of a T-shirt style up top and major slit down below won over many Best Dressed Lists at this year’s SAG Awards. Faris chose a fire engine red Naeem Khan gown with retro flair – via its high neckline and short sleeves – along with champagne-colored platform sandals, Norman Silverman diamonds and a matching cherry clutch.