Elaborate hems and a variety of necklines were all over the red carpet this week. Signature styles like slightly scalloped hemlines, flare skirts, and contrasting colors all made appearances, while celebs also opted for extensive embellishments, lace, and cut-out details. Shades of black, white, and even softer neutrals seemed to dominate in place of bright colors.
Rachel Weisz at the New York Premiere of The Bourne Legacy
Rachel looked sensational at her film’s New York unveiling in this black strapless Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture bustier dress with side slit. The actress accessorized with Bulgari gems, a Charlotte Olympia Domino Pandora clutch, and Bow Bow sandals by Christian Louboutin.
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Kate Beckinsale at the Los Angeles Premiere of Total Recall
Kate’s wild Armani Privé Spring 2012 Couture one shoulder printed gown included an embellished bodice. Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and black Brian Atwood pumps concluded her fantastic look.
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Jessica Biel at the Los Angeles Photocall for Total Recall
Jessica’s gold sequin Oscar de la Renta dress featured an embroidered lace skirt. She rounded out the look with nude snakeskin Brian Atwood Zenith ankle strap pumps and a bold red lip.
Emmy Rossum at the CBS, The CW, and Showtime 2012 Summer TCA Party
Emmy stunned on the red carpet at the annual party in this black and white Zuhair Murad Fall 2012 lace dress. A black clutch, Norman Silverman jewels, and coordinating Christian Louboutin Claudia ankle strap sandals served as accessories.
Lucy Liu at the CBS, The CW, and Showtime 2012 Summer TCA Party
Lucy’s black J. Mendel Fall 2012 creation was anything but basic thanks to those stylish cut-out accents. The Elementary star teamed her structured dress with the red python version of Judith Leiber’s East/West clutch and black Casadei sculpted wedges.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the UK
The duchess certainly has no issue with wearing the same dress twice like this gray Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2011 draped Peridot dress which she wore when she visited the U.S. last year. What makes the repeat performer work here is the addition of Kiki McDonough earrings, a sophisticated updo, and L.K. Bennett Harper pumps.
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Jaime King at the Lexus Laws of Attraction Event
There was a definite vintage vibe to Jaime's Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2012 tan dress with its striking red accents and twisted neckline. She also pulled those velvet and gold embossed leather ankle strap peep-toe platform wedges from the same collection.
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Krysten Ritter at the Disney ABC Television Group's 2012 TCA Summer Press Tour
Krysten shined in a golden Farah Khan embellished Febrina dress with a flare skirt. She polished off the look with a Kotur coral and gold clutch, House of Lavande jewelry, along with Jimmy Choo metallic gold peep-toe pumps.
Nicole Kidman at the Private Opening of OMEGA House
OMEGA’s brand ambassador arrived at the opening wearing a subtly patterned Azzedine Alaïa navy dress. Manolo Blahnik Kahikalow lace up sandals with floral cut-outs wrapped up Nicole's look.
Ashley Greene at the NYLON Magazine August 2012 Issue Party
This light pink Emilio Pucci sheath was taken up a notch with a brushed gold necklace and matching disc earrings, both by Karine Sultan. Ashley also carried a Christian Louboutin Miss Loubi spiked clutch and wore nude Casadei platform pumps.